We can never get tired of saying Nigerian artists are the greatest. Alone, they’re killing it. Together? They take us to places our minds could never even fathom. 

Which is why when the artists on this list jump on other people’s songs, we’re at the edge of our seats, waiting for where they’ll take us. But other artists be warned, these ones will eat you up on your own songs.


From Ladipoe to Reminisce to Falz, Simi spares no one, not even Adekunle Gold, the father of her child. She’ll chew you up and spit you out on your own track, and you’ll have no choice but to smile while it’s all happening.

Notable example: We can’t lie. We forgot this song belonged to Boj.

Bnxn fka Buju

Crowned the king of features for a reason, anything Buju touches turns to gold. We don’t know what he puts in these songs. But the second he even coughs on the track, it becomes an instant hit.

Notable example: He opened this song and had us in a chokehold.


Might be the way he opens his verses, might be the energy with which he delivers them. But if your favourite artist features Rema, just accept that it’s now Rema’s song. 

Notable example: There’s a reason his verse on this song is a trending TikTok sound.

Tiwa Savage

The number one African bad gyal, no one comes close. A hitmaker in her own right, it’s only fair she honours your request for a feature by making your song a hit too.

Notable example: Tiwa Savage slid on this one.


From sliding on his own songs to claiming ownership over other people’s by simply breathing on the track, Baddo has always been bad.

Notable example: There’s a calmness in how he opened this song that’ll give you chills.

The Cavemen

After they released their 2020 debut album, the brothers were like fuel in every administration since Obasanjo’s. Everyone wanted them on their song, and for good reason too. Have you heard the madness they created?

Notable example: They came in like a thief in the night and SLID.


After constantly eating on ShowDem Camp features, Tems got on a Wizkid track in 2021, made it hers and birthed the song of the summer. You really couldn’t go harder than that.

Notable example: She delivered vocals and delivered this song out of Wizkid’s hands.


Fave has hacked catchy verses, and that might just be it. Something about the way she delivers her verses makes it stick like eba to the tip of your fingers.

Notable example: If you say her verse in this doesn’t randomly pop up in your head, then you and Lai Mohammed might be related.


Hearing “shekpe” on a Davido song feels good, but hearing “shekpe” on another person’s song? You’ll get up with your fist in the air and wait for Davido’s voice to make its appearance with bated breath.

Notable example: Davido left Nigeria and went to Ghana to eat.


Be honest. When you hear, “This bread no be Agege” on a song, don’t you get a big smile on your face and sit a little straighter because you know Mayorkun is about to come and flog everybody out of their seats?

Notable example: He might be the mayor of Lagos, but he went to Maitama and finished everybody.



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